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ACS Students of my classes:

If you have any questions about anything we've done in class, do not hesitate to come and see me.  You can also email me anytime.

Set up a time to see me if you need any help or have questions.  (Room 205, Academy Building )

Before School (8:00-8:45)

Mr. Nelson's Preparation Periods:  Periods 1,3,6

Academy Lunch Time



Student Emails:

Seek out your classmates for help.

Click the period to download the class list of emails. 

Period 1        Period 5

Period 2        Period 6

Period 3        Period 7

Period 4        Period 8




Writing Workshop  Writing workshop  Writing Workshop

Online Writing Tutorials (Sponsored by the Capital College Foundation)  Link to the Subtitle given to you by Mr. Nelson

Nelson's Writing Workshop Follow-up Email (Sent to students following major writing assignments.) <Word Document>


Online Writing Resources (Add These to your Favorites)

Help with spelling & meaning--Online Dictionary--

Find synonyms--Online Thesaurus--

Get statistics, current reference data--Online Almanacs--

Translate Documents--Online Translator--


Check out this On-Line Writing Reference Guide By Diana Hacker



On-line Powerpoint Tutorials:  (Sponsored by the Capital College Foundation)

Click to learn more about the following:

Brewing...Avoid Sentence Fragments

*    Avoid Run-on Sentences

*    Spelling Rules

*    Paragraph Structure*

  Use a Semicolon:

*    Use a Colon:

*    Subject/Verb Agreement

*    Use an  Apostrophe '

*    Basic sentence structure

(Sponsored by the Capital College Foundation)



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MLA Style Guide

Learn How to Site Sources in your Essays

Click on the Link of your choice

MLA In-Text Citation Guide sponsored by Diana Hacker

MLA Works-Cited Guidelines (How to cite your sources at the end of your paper)

Model MLA Paper 1

Model MLA Paper 2

Download MLA Style Guidelines in PDF format


Another great guide to MLA Sponsored By Purdue University

Additional Links from Purdue University:  A Guide to MLA

1.      General Format

2.      In-Text Citations: The Basics

3.      In-Text Citations: Author-Page Style

4.      Formatting Quotations

5.      Footnotes and Endnotes

6.      Works Cited Page: Basic Format

7.      Works Cited Page: Books

8.      Works Cited: Periodicals

9.      Works Cited: Electronic Sources

10.  Works Cited: Other Non-Print Sources

11.  Additional Resources











Send me an email if you are interested in assistance with the American University college entrance exams, and if you are not an ACS Athens student:

SAT Verbal Preparation

TOEFL Preparation

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